News and announcements

It is with great sadness that the Family Fund announces the death of Gareth Jones JP MBE after a long battle with cancer. Gareth had been a Trustee of the Family Fund for eight years and became Chair in 2009, leaving in 2012. During that time he made an outstanding contribution to the work and...
24th October 2014
Five leading charities have come together to launch Being Me, a new anti-bullying classroom resource that seeks to celebrate difference and promote inclusion by giving young people in years 5-8 an invaluable insight into the potential challenges being faced by their peers. Led by Kidscape, Being...
23rd October 2014
A new set of information and resources to support families and carers of disabled children and young people to help them navigate the reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) provision is now available from KIDS. KIDS works with disabled children, young people and their families....
30th September 2014
Families looking for inclusive swimming lessons for their disabled or seriously ill child may be interested in Swimtime. Swimtime is the UK’s largest independent provider of swimming lessons, delivering a programme to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities. This includes providing...
29th September 2014
A new web portal, SENDirect, backed by the government and some of the country’s largest charities launches for testing today – and is calling on service providers to register for free and help revolutionise how thousands of families raising children with disabilities and special educational needs...
22nd September 2014
The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising children and young people with disabilities and serious illnesses, Family Fund, will continue to support families across Scotland after Friday's referendum voted against Scottish independence. Family Fund supported over 7,300...
22nd September 2014